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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much should interior painting cost per square foot?

You can expect a 12x12-foot average room with 8-foot ceilings to cost $100 to paint, while a 16x16-foot room with 9-foot ceilings could cost around $175. 

To calculate the cost of interior painting per square foot, measure the square footage of wall space and ceiling space of your room. From this, you can estimate the number of gallons of paint needed to cover the wall space and compare it to these figures. You can also ask interior painters near you to provide an estimate before you hire them.

How much does it cost to paint the interior of a house?

Interior house painting costs are calculated on a few key factors. Nationally, interior house painting projects range from $917 (for one room) to $4,893 (for eight rooms). The wide price range indicates how much square footage, paint selection and labor can affect cost. One pro uses a laser to measure each room, subtracting the size of the doors and windows, and then bases the quote on the square footage of the actual surfaces to be painted.

Painters may provide you with savings if you opt to paint your entire home rather than just having one room or an accent wall painted. For example, the average house painting cost for an 8x12 room with 8-foot ceilings is roughly $200, when contractor-grade paint is used. Painting ceilings, baseboards and frames can also affect cost. Pros may charge per linear foot to smooth and paint baseboards.

In one area, pros might charge 50 cents per linear foot to paint baseboards, while pros in another part of the country could charge $1.50 per linear foot for the same task. Painters may charge flat rates for painting door and window frames, with one charging $20-$25 and another $60 per door. Geography and regional costs to do business play a major role in the cost of interior painting. The same painter in a rural region has less to pay in taxes, transportation, insurance and overhead than they would in a major city like New York.

How much do interior painters charge per hour?

You can expect to pay $50 per hour for interior painting. This price will change depending on a number of factors and may range between $30 and $160 per hour. Some factors include the height of the rooms, the complexity of the painting and more.

For an accurate cost estimate, request quotes from local painters and contractors.

How much do painters cost?

The national average cost to hire an interior painter ranges between $200-$2,700. Interior painters can tackle everything from complete color makeovers in each of your rooms to touching up an accent wall to painting pieces of furniture. The square footage and complexity of the project, along with the materials needed, are the main factors that will affect cost. Other factors include whether you supply the paint yourself or want the painter to do so, whether you move the furniture and do the prep work or ask them to do it, and whether any repair work is needed on the walls.

Painting the ceiling and the trim will also have an effect on cost. The type of paint you choose can also raise or lower your house painting cost. A gallon of paint may range from $20 to over $100, depending on quality and brand. Ask your painter if they charge per hour or per square foot, and how much you can save by doing prep work (moving furniture, etc.) yourself.

What should I look for when choosing a painter?

When choosing a painter, pay attention to online reviews and ratings. Reviews with pictures are especially valuable, as these showcase the painter’s work. It’s also important to check whether your state requires licenses for painters — if it’s required, your contractor should be able to present their license. 

Finally, compare estimates and quotes from multiple painters near you. Take into consideration what each one guarantees with the job, including factors like higher-quality paint, extensive preparation and a good warranty.

How often should you paint your walls?

You should repaint your home interior once every few years, depending on the condition of the current paint.

Paint on walls fades over time, regardless of the room — it could happen in a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room or bathroom. However, paint that is exposed to more dirt, particularly flat or matte paint textures, may need repainting more frequently.

Areas of the bathroom or kitchen that routinely get touched may show signs of collecting dirt and grease over time. These would require more frequent painting.

If you're ready to repaint the walls in your home, get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How much value does painting add to a house?

Due to a lack of data available, it’s hard to say whether painting your home’s interior or exterior will increase its value. But there are some important things to keep in mind. 

If you're thinking about selling your home, you might want to repaint areas that look especially worn, dull or chipped so your house looks fresh and new to potential buyers. On the other hand, it’s possible some potential buyers will repaint the home upon moving in. So if you have a limited budget, your money (and time) might be better invested in other types of home projects, such as remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, installing new floors or fixing broken appliances

When in doubt, check with your realtor before making a final decision.

Does a painter need to enter my home?

If you’re hiring an exterior painter, the painter will likely not need to enter your home. But for interior paint jobs, the painter will need to enter your home.

When talking to potential painters, discuss a strategy to make sure you and the painter(s) stay safe while they’re completing the job in your home. Or, you might want to discuss scheduling the paint job at a later date.

Do you tip painters?

Yes, it’s best practice to tip house painters if you’re pleased with their work. Painters perform detailed, skilled work that can last for many years, if not decades. 

Tipping house painters is good etiquette. You can base the tip on the size of the crew, and request the amount to be evenly divided. Or, you can leave a tip based on the size of the job and leave it up to the foreman to decide how it is distributed among the crew. Sometimes — especially with big projects — the painters on the job change during the course of the project, so it’s often customary to leave one tip for the whole job.

Reviews for South Boston painters
Charlene S.
We hired Taracenas Painting to paint our stairway and upstairs hallway. They were very professional in providing a quote and responsive in setting up a date - within a week! We would use them again and recommend them to anyone for painting services!
Taracenas Painting services CorpTaracenas Painting services Corp
Jeff C.
Did a good job painting my ceiling for a discounted price
Inova Painting corp.Inova Painting corp.
Kara H.
MS Painting is great to work with as they provided a quote quickly, the value was good and the house looked great once they were done painting. Dealing with Marcos was a pleasure and his proposal/invoicing process is very easy and organized.
Kim C.
Toni was a pleasure to work with - he was timely and responsive from beginning to end. He was also very professional and courteous. He did a great job painting our living room, kitchen, and bathroom. All I had to do was send the paint colors and organize a time and the rest was taken care of with no issues. I would recommend this company to anyone, and when we make a move, I will definitely be calling Toni to paint that place!
Taracenas Painting services CorpTaracenas Painting services Corp
Heather S.
Lou and his team painted four rooms in our South Boston condo and were wonderful! Most importantly - the paint job looks great. To make it even better, Lou was able to give me a quick estimate (on the spot) and to get started later the same day. Their price was also significantly better than the other quotes we got. I would highly recommend using Lou and his team, and I'll definitely use them again for any future painting needs.
Lou's Painting CompanyLou's Painting Company
Ana W.
Carlos did a great job painting the hallways in our apartment. Very responsive and punctual. Highly recommend!
Carlos the PainterCarlos the Painter
Eric S.
Infinity came in at the lowest price of the three quotes our condo association solicited to paint the exterior of a building in South Boston. They ended up doing a great job and were very timely, painting a huge 12 unit building in under a week! I would definitely use them again.
Infinity Construction serviceInfinity Construction service
Brit R.
Ali was great to work with!! He finished the project on time and the paint was perfect. We had someone come and restain our hardwood floors after the paint job and he offered to come back and touch up the floor boards. Great value compared to some of the other quotes we received, very happy - highly recommend!
Karissa b.
Two men and A Brush provided us with the lowest painting quote and exceeded our expectations with the paint job they completed. They were able to paint our entire condo within 2 days and even came back a third day just for touch-ups. my husband and I could not be more pleased with the fast and pristine job they did! what was even better was there ability to hang up our wall tvs, remove old surround sound, and other small tasks our condo needed. Our condo looks complete because of them! Would hire again!
Two Men And A BrushTwo Men And A Brush
Joyce R.
The paint on my walls was cracking and peeling due to calcimine underneath. They were a mess and Antonio did a beautiful job repairing and sealing them.
Rodrigues Painting IncRodrigues Painting Inc
Kimberly D.
Ali prepped & painted my entry way area of some old siding and doors for me. Brightened it right up & looks great!
Ali Genovese PaintingAli Genovese Painting
Melissa C.
After some minor scheduling issues everything went very smoothly and Mauricio was able to finish everything in one day. We had originally planned for 1.5 days, so was very happy that he was still be able to complete the work by the original date. Very clean work, covered everything to prevent paint splatter. Good paint lines. Very happy with the work!
Kyle C.
Just used them to paint a common area hallway for a condo association. Price & quality were on point. I will definitely use them again!
Taracenas Painting services CorpTaracenas Painting services Corp
Nicholas F.
Jose and team did a great job painting our deck white. They were responsive, professional, and neat. Will without a doubt be hiring again for other projects!
Amanda S.
Working with Rob and his team was great! We moved into a brand new build and while we were away, his team came in and got the job done within 3-4 days. It was 4 rooms (master, guest and 2 bath) that required base board painting, ceiling painting and walls. It turned out just as I imagined it but better! Thanks, Rob! We've already starting passing your name around.
Robs Painting Inc.Robs Painting Inc.
Jason K.
Roque was great. He was on time for our scheduled appointment and walked me through each step of the painting process. He did a great job and would recommend him to anyone.
WoW  Painting ServicesWoW Painting Services
Cara E.
I can’t recommend Carlos and Carbea Painting enough. Carlos was able to finish my cabinets before my move in, on a tight timeline and they made my kitchen look entirely new!
Carbea PaintingCarbea Painting
Elizabeth C.
The team did a great job painting my new space, and was able to fit in this job within a few days of notice. I’m very happy we chose Private Painters Corp.
Nikhil S.
Excellent service. They cover all areas and clean up very well after the job. Great quality painting. Very friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend using them.
Viana Painting IncViana Painting Inc
Michelle S.
I can't say enough great things about Tony and his team. They were fantastic to work with from scheduling to completion. A few highlights: they were cost competitive without compromising in quality, they were not only on time but 15 minutes early, and completed the work within one day by being extremely efficient with a four person crew. I have already recommended Taracenas Painting to my family and will use them again for my own painting projects.
Taracenas Painting services CorpTaracenas Painting services Corp
Kristopher M.
Antonio was very responsive, professional and efficient. He was able to get the exterior paint job and replacement of trim done in one day. His rates are also a great value. I highly recommend him!
Rodrigues Painting IncRodrigues Painting Inc
Charlene S.
We had a great experience with J&Y Painting! They were quick to respond to our request, did a no-contact visit for an estimate, and completed high quality work, all in just a few days. We would highly recommend them!
J&Y Painting Service Inc.J&Y Painting Service Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Adelson painted the trim and almost every wall in our 1000 SF condo in South Boston. They worked around tenants living there and the tenants had nothing but nice things to say. The price was reasonable and scheduling was easy. I highly recommend them.
Jaragua Home improvementJaragua Home improvement
Sara P.
Lucas and his team were fantastic. They painted our entire house and made our visions come true with the carpentry work that they did. We are definitely planning to hire Twins construction for future projects at our house and can highly recommend them.
Twins’ ConstructionsTwins’ Constructions
Brian G.
I contacted Carlos after hours on Tuesday indicating I needed my condo painted job by that weekend. Carlos was quick to respond to my inquiry and set-up a meeting to get started. Not only was the work completed on time but the quality of work was excellent and made me wish I had painted my home sooner! Carlos also completed some other handyman projects and the quality of work on those projects was great as well. I highly recommend Carlos to anyone looking for a painter. I could not be happier with the price for such high quality of work, especially given that the job was completed in such short order.
Carlos the PainterCarlos the Painter
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